Rutgers University Libraries Political Science Research

The Basics

Restricted Access

Many of the resources listed in the sections below are marked Restricted Access. You should have no problem connecting to these from any networked computer on campus. However, by contract, remote access to the Rutgers University Library's indexes, electronic journals, and electronic reserve articles is available only to current Rutgers students, faculty and staff. In order to use these from off-campus, you must log in with your Rutgers NetID. For instructions see the Libraries' Remote Access to Library Resources.

Off-Campus Links

When working from home or some other off-campus locations, you can use the "Off-Campus Link" provided for each Rutgers-restricted resource below to login with your Rutgers NetID and connect to that database or article. Use the link embedded in the citation to access these resources on campus.


To get to readings that your instructor has placed on Reserve in the Library, click here. Once you get to the Lookup box, the easiest way to get to the right list is to search by the Instructor's name.

IRIS: Find Books

IRIS is the online catalog for all the Rutgers University Libraries except the Newark and Camden Law Libraries. Use IRIS to find out if the Rutgers Libraries have the specific books or journals that you need, or to locate books on topics that you're researching. Show Me How

Getting Books From Other Rutgers Libraries

If a book that you need is not available (not owned/checked out) at the Dana Library, but is available from another Rutgers Library, you can request delivery of that book to Dana by bringing up the record for the book in IRIS and clicking on tbe Book Delivery/Recall button. Show Me

Book Not Available/Not Owned by the Rutgers Libraries?

The fastest way to get a copy of a book that is not owned or not available (checked out/on Reserve/missing etc.) at the Rutgers Libraries is to request it through E-Z Borrow. E-Z Borrow books are normally received within about five working days. Tell Me More

If a book is not owned by the Rutgers Libraries and is not available via E-Z Borrow, you can place an Interlibrary Loan request. Tell Me More

Finding Articles plus

Social Sciences Full Text
Social Sciences Full Text is the basic index for finding articles in the social sciences. It indexes over 550 of the core, English language journals in social science disciplines including public administration, political science, public welfare, urban studies, sociology and social work, and women's studies. Indexes many journals back to 1982 and, beginning with 1995, includes many full-text articles.
Off-Campus Link Restricted Access.

Need More?

While Social Sciences Full Text will usually give you what you need for a basic research paper, indexes that focus on specific disciplines may considerably expand your research base. You'll find links to some of these in the Finding Articles section below.

Becoming an 'Expert' User

Want to maximize your use of Library resources? Check out Searchpath, the Libraries' interactive tutorial.

Citing Your Sources

Researchers in the social sciences would most likely be asked to use APA (American Psychological Association) style when citing sources used in a research paper. The APA Publication Manual is available at the Dana Library Reference Desk. The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison also has an excellent introduction to APA Documentation that will give you the basic information you need to create APA citations and reference lists.

You can also import references from IRIS and many of the electronic databases into RefWorks, a web-based bibliography and database manager. RefWorks will build your bibliography for you based on whatever style sheet you specify (MLA, Chicago, etc.). For information on setting up your (free) RefWorks account see the RefWorks FAQ.

Not sure when you need to cite something? Check out the Plagiarism Guide

Remember that plagerism is a violation of the Rutgers University Academic Integrity Policy and could result in your dismissal from the University!

Finding Books: Library Catalogs

The online catalog for the Rutgers University Libraries. IRIS is not a restricted database, anyone can access it from anywhere. However if you're coming in from off-campus and trying to connect to electronic journals or e-reserves from within IRIS you will need to be logged in. So you might find it less frustrating to use the off-campus version.

Newark Law
Camden Law
Rutgers Law library materials are not listed in IRIS. So if your project is in some way law-related, be sure and use the Law library catalogs.

Center for Research Libraries
CRL is consortium of North American university and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, foreign dissertations, archives, and other expensive or hard to find materials. As Rutgers is a CRL member, these materials are considered part of Rutgers' collections and can be borrowed via Interlibrary Loan. In addition to the materials listed in their catalog, CRL also supports and provides access to special collections such as the Latin American Microform Project (LAMP), International Dissertations, and Global Newspapers

Finding Articles plus: Indexes

This is a selected list of databases that you may find useful. There are many other indexes that may focus more specifically on the particular topic that you are researching. Check out the complete list of Rutgers online indexes and databases.

Social Sciences Full Text
The basic index for finding articles in the social sciences. Indexes over 550 of the core, English language journals in social science disciplines including public administration, political science, public welfare, urban studies, sociology and social work, and women's studies. Indexes many journals back to 1982 and, beginning with 1995, includes many full-text articles.
Off-Campus Link Restricted Access.

Google Scholar
Use the Google search engine to search specifically for scholarly literature including books, peer-reviewed articles, theses, preprints, and technical reports.

Political Science, Public Policy, and International Affairs

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
1975- Index to over 1,300 journals in political science, international relations, public policy and related fields.
Off-Campus Link Rutgers-restricted Access

Public Affairs Information Service
1915- Index to books, reports, government documents, and journals dealing with political, social, and public policy issues.
Off-Campus Link Rutgers-restricted Access

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online
1991- Database of full-text working papers, research reports, conference proceedings, policy briefs, and journal articles relating to international affairs.
Off-Campus Link Rutgers-restricted Access

Women in Politics Bibliographic Database
Index with abstracts to books, articles and reports produced throughout the world on the subject of women in politics. From the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

Philosophy and Religion

ATLA Religion Database
1949- . Index to 650 journals representing all the major religious faiths, as well as some 14,000 multi-authored works, relating to Biblical studies, world religions, Church history and religious perspectives on social issues.
Off-Campus Link Restricted Access

Philosopher's Index
1940- Index to over 480 journals worldwide, as well as books, relating to social and political philosophy and concepts, the philosophy of law, the philosophy of religion, etc.
Off-Campus Link Restricted Access

RAMBI: Index to Articles on Jewish Studies
Index to selective articles relating to Jewish studies and Israel. From the Jewish National and University Library. 1966-
Off-Campus Link Restricted Access


America: History and Life
1964- . The most comprehensive index to American (U.S. and Canada) history. Indexes over 2000 journals worldwide, as well as book reviews and dissertations.
Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access.

Historical Abstracts
1955- . The most comprehensive index to world history (excluding that of the U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Indexes over 2,000 history and history-related journals worldwide, as well as book reviews and dissertations.
Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access.

Communications and Sociology

Communication & Mass Media Complete 1900s-
Full-text coverage for more than 280 titles plus abstracts for many more.
Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access.

Sociologial Abstracts 1963-
Index to approximately 1800 scholarly and professional journals in sociology and related disciplines, as well as to books reviews, books, book chapters, dissertations and conference papers.
Off-Campus Link Rutgers-restricted Access.

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Abstracts
Comprehensive index to journals, books, government publications, dissertations, and reports relating to criminal justice, criminology, and related disciplines from 1968 to the present. This index is based on materials found in the Criminal Justice Collection located in the Rutgers Center for Law and Justice in Newark, and is the most complete catalog for that collection.
Off-Campus Link Restricted Access


Dissertations and Theses
Index to doctoral dissertations and master's theses. American doctoral dissertations indexed back to 1861. Most dissertations can be requested via Interlibrary Loan; Rutgers dissertations from 1997 on are available online to Rutgers users via the "Order a Copy" option.
Off-Campus Link Restricted Access

The Media

Getting the News

For links to many newspaper sites with online searchable archives, as well as to physical collections of newspapers see the Newspapers Research Guide.

Many newspapers allow you to register and receive free access to at least a portion of that day's published articles.

The New York Times
The Washington Post
The Star-Ledger

Contemporary Accounts

Access World News
Access to the full text of over 600 U.S. and over 700 international newspapers.
Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access

World News Connection
Translated and English-language news and information from Central Eurasia, China, East Asia, Near East & South Asia, East Europe, West Europe, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
News, news transcripts, special reports and analyses, and radio broadcasts to and about Russia, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Central and Southwestern Asia, and the Middle East.

Voice of America
Regional and international news, editorials, reports, radio broadcasts and webcasts in English and other languages. An international multimedia broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government.

Historical Accounts

Historical New York Times
Allows you to search and display the full image of articles published in the New York Times back to 1851. The two+ most recent years are not included, use Access World News.
Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access.

Historical Washington Post
Search and display the full image of articles published in the Washington Post between 1877 and 1993.
Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access.

Union Lists

Union lists identify where runs of specific newspapers are physically held; newspapers on microform may be requested on Interlibrary Loan.

  • Newspapers in Microform. United States. Washington : Library of Congress, 2 vols.
  • Lists newspapers published in the U.S. by state, city, and title. Indicates which libraries have microform holdings of those titles.
    Dana Call Number: Ref. Z6951.U56a yr.1948/83
  • Chronological Lists of U.S. Newspapers in Microform Available at the Library of Congress: 1940-1989
  • Chronological lists arranged by state city, and title. Some microfilm are heavily used onsite and are not available for interlibrary loan from the Library of Congress.
  • Newspapers in Microform. Foreign Countries. Washington : Library of Congress, 2 vols.
  • Lists newspapers by country, city, and title. Indicates which libraries have microform holdings of those titles.
    Dana Call Number: Ref. Z6945.U515a yr.1948/83
  • ICON Database of International Newspapers
  • Database of more than 25,000 titles of non-U.S. newspapers (current and restrospective) held by the Center for Research Libraries and other consortia partners.
  • Foreign Newspapers at the Library of Congress
  • Newspapers currently received and permanently retained on microfilm.
  • African Newspapers Union List (AFRINUL)
  • Database of holdings information for newspapers (current and retrospective) published in sub-Saharan Africa. Holdings currently only reflect North American collections. Project administered by the Center for Research Libraries.
  • Slavic Newspaper Index
  • Newspapers held by the Slavic and East European Library at the University of Illinois--one of the largest collections in North America.

    Law and Legislation

    THOMAS - Legislative Information on the Internet
    Browse or search legislation from the 93d (1973) Congress to the present. You can also search the full text of the Congressional Record from the 101st (1989) Congress to the present, browse or search the full text of House and Senate committee reports from the 104th (1995) Congress to the present, search Presidential Nominations from the 100th (1987) Congress to the present, and search for information about treaties back to the 90th (1967) Congress.

    Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text
    1982 - Index, in many cases with full text (1994- ), to English-language legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, symposia, court decisions, legislation, books, and government publications.
    Note: In order to limit your search to the Index to Legal Periodicals you must select "Legal (ILP)" from the pull-down Subject Area list.
    Off-Campus Link Restricted Access

    Westlaw Campus Research
    Includes law review and law journal articles, the full text of court opinions; statutes, and regulations from state and federal governments; a law encyclopedia, and Black's Law Dictionary..
    Off-Campus Link Rutgers-restricted Access

    Public Policy and Public Opinion

    CQ Researcher
    Extensive collection of weekly reports from Congressional Quarterly. Each report offers data, a variety of opinion, and a bibliography on a specific 'hot' issue.
    Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access.

    Almanac of Policy Issues
    Background information, archived documents, and links on major U.S. public policy issues.

    Public Agenda Online
    A nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization, Public Agenda offers background information, in-depth analyses and opinion studies on a variety of public policy issues.

    Public Opinion Polls

    A compilation of over 500,000 questions from public opinion polls from 1935 to the present. Limited to polls of the U.S. population at the national level.
    Off-Campus Link Restricted Access

    Polling the Nations
    "A compilation of the full-text of the questions and responses from over 14,000 national, state and local surveys conducted since 1986 by some 700 polling organizations in the United States and eighty other countries."
    Off-Campus Link Restricted Access

    Gallup Poll
    Includes summaries of recent Gallup public opinion polls. Access to back files of full reports requires a subscription.

    Gallup Poll Briefing
    2000- Weekly summary and analysis of the latest Gallup Poll findings. Off-Campus Link Restricted Access

    The Harris Vault
    Database of results of telephone and online public opinion surveys by HarrisInteractive from 1963 to the present

    Washington Post Public Opinion Poll Archive
    The Washington Post regularly polls Americans on questions of national interest.

    CBS News Polls
    Approximately a six-month archive.

    Pew Research Center Survey Reports
    Formerly the Times Mirror Center for People and the Press, the Pew Research Center studies attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues. Reports back to 1987 available.

    New Jersey Polls

    Eagleton Poll Archive
    Survey results and questionnaires from the quarterly Rutgers Eagleton Institute's survey of New Jersey residents on questions of political and social interest from 1971 to the present.

    Quinnipiag University Poll: New Jersey
    Surveys of New Jersey residents concerning political races, state and national elections, and issues of public concern from 1997 to the present.

    New Jersey

    Politics1: Online Guide to New Jersey Politics

    New Jersey Legislature Home Page
    Includes legislative bills with histories back to 1996; the New Jersey State Constitution; a searchable index to New Jersey Statutes; legislative reports; and transcripts of some public hearings

    New Jersey Public Policy Research Institute
    "The New Jersey Public Policy Research Institute, (NJPPRI) identifies, analyzes and disseminates information critical to informed public policy development in and for the African-American community in New Jersey and the region."


    New Jersey Election Information and Results
    Detailed information on candidates, primary and general election results, public questions, and vote counts by county and by congressional district back to 1998. Some primary and general election data back to 1920.

    Summary Data on New Jersey Governmental Affairs Agents
    Annual lobbying data. Agents, benefits by recipient and provider, expenditures by category, etc. One of the annual Campaign and Lobbying series produced by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.


    The New Jersey Municipal Data Book. Montclair, N.J., New Jersey Associates, 1981- Annual
    One page summaries [sample] of the population, government, finances, schools, and other characterisitics of each of New Jersey's towns and cities.
    Dana Call Number: REF HD4606.N49N5. Most recent volume at Reference Desk.

    New Jersey State League of Municipalities
    "A voluntary association created to help communities do a better job of self-government through pooling information resources and brain power. It is authorized by State Statute and since 1915, has been serving local officials throughout the Garden State. More than 560 municipalities are members of the League. Over 560 mayors and 13,000 elected and appointed officials of member municipalities are entitled to all of the services and privileges of the League."

    The Newark Experience: Government and Politics
    Bibliography of resources (books, articles, web sites) relating to the municipal government and political life of the city of Newark.

    Database of citations to articles, books, book chapters, government documents, and other published materials relating to the political, social, and economic history of the city of Camden from 1945 to the present. Bulk of the database consists of the lead paragraphs of articles relating to Camden published in the Camden Courier-Post.


  • New Jersey Congressional Districts
  • New Jersey Legislative Districts
  • New Jersey Political Subdivisions

  • International Affairs

    U.S. Foreign Relations

    To find books on relations of the United States with other countries or regions, check IRIS, the Rutgers Libraries online catalog, using SUBJECT begins with

    Basic Resources


    Chronological History of U.S. Foreign Relations. Lester H. Brune. 2d edition. New York : Routledge, 2003. 3 vols.
    Chronology of events relevant to U.S. relations with other nations as well as events in other countries that influenced American decisions. v. 1. 1607-1932 -- v. 2. 1933-1988 -- v. 3. 1989-2000. Vol. 3 includes an analytical index. For example
    Dana Call Number: Ref. E183.7.B745 2003


    Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy: Studies of the Principal Movements and Ideas
    Editors, Alexander DeConde et. al. 2d edition. New York, Scribner, 2002. 3 vols.
    121 in-depth scholarly essays on the concepts, themes, movements, and distinctive policies found in the history of American foreign relations. List of Articles
    Dana Call Number: Ref. E183.7.E52 2002
    Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access
    Encyclopedia of U.S. Foreign Relations
    New York : Oxford University Press, 1997. 4 vols.
    1,024 scholarly entries relating to the political, economic, military, and cultural interactions of the U.S. government and the American people with other nations and peoples. Most entries include bibliography.
    Dana Call Number: Ref. E183.7.E53 1997


    American Foreign Relations Since 1600: A Guide to the Literature
    Robert L. Beisner, editor. 2nd edition. Santa Barbara, CA., ABC-CLIO, 2003. 2 vols.
    The basic resource for identifying materials (primary documents, books, essays, articles, dissertations, reference sources) on American foreign relations. Based on Burns (below) but without the lengthy historiographic essays and maps. Chronological arrangement with each chapter preceded by a detailed table of contents. Annotated entries.
    Dana Call Number: Ref. E183.7 .A44 2003
    Guide to American Foreign Relations Since 1700
    Richard Dean Burns. Santa Barbara, Calif., ABC-Clio, 1983.
    The classic bibliographic guide to American foreign relations. Arranged by historical period; annotated entries, extensive historiographic essays, maps, and biographies of key figures.
    Dana Call Number: Ref. E183.7 .G83 1983
    U.S. Foreign Policy Under President Bush
    NATO Library Thematic Bibliographies No.6/2003.
    Iraq Three Years On
    NATO Library Thematic Bibliographies No.2/2006.
    Afghanistan Five Years On: An Assessment
    NATO Library Thematic Bibliographies No.2/2007.
    US Middle East Policy After 9/11
    NATO Library Thematic Bibliographies No.6/2008.

    Primary Documents

    Foreign Relations of the United States
    U.S. Department of State. Washington, D.C., 1861- .
    The 'official' documentary record of U.S. foreign policy. Correspondance, reports, and documents relating to U.S. diplomatic history, published with a delay of approximately 25 years. The most recent volumes (Kennedy - Nixon/Ford) are available online. Pre-Kennedy section includes selected digitized volumes back to 1861.
    Dana Call Number: JX233 .A3
    Index to 1939-1945 volumes: Ref. JX233 .A3 Suppl.
    Foreign Relations of the United States 1861-1958/60
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries have digitized a large portion of the first hundred years of the FRUS. Volumes can be browsed or searched.
    Declassified Documents Reference System
    Full-text database of documents that have been declassified by the U.S. government. Includes CIA, FBI, State Department, National Security Agency, and White House documents, among others. Largest coverage beginning after World War II, although some earlier documents are included.
    Off-Campus Access Rutgers-Rutgers-restricted Access
    Open CRS
    Open CRS provides access to Congressional Research Service Reports already in the public domain.

    Countries and Cultures

    Country Studies
    Online versions of the Country Studies/Area Handbooks series published by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. A basic resource for an overview of a particular country. Note: The Handbooks found here are electronic versions of studies published between 1988 and 1998, when Congress withdrew funding for this program. Funding was restored for 2004 and work continues on several new editions as well as updated Country Profiles. However, no funding has been allocated since 2004.

    Background Notes
    Information on all the countries of the world with which the United States has relations.

    Includes reports on 191 countries worldwide with up-to-date political, economic, cultural, business, and environmental information, as well as current and archived country-specific news.
    Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access

    Portals to the World
    The Library of Congress's excellent collection of selected links to in-depth information about the nations and areas of the world. Arranged by country or area, then by categories such as "Business, Commerce, and Economy;" "Government, Politics, and Law;" "Science and Technology;" "Society," etc.

    Index of Economic Freedom
    Database of country-by-country analyses and data on trade, foreign investment, government intervention, monetary policy, black markets, etc. From the conservative Heritage Foundation.

    Levinson, David, ed. Encyclopedia of World Cultures. 10 vols. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1991-1996.
    Each volume is devoted to a geographic area and includes a cultural map for that area. There is an entry for each cultural group including information on location, linguistic affiliation, history and cultural relations, settlements, economy, kinship, marriage and family, sociopolitical organization, religion and expressive culture, as well as a list of publications about both the traditional and current culture.
    Dana Call Number: Ref. GN550 .E53 1991.

    Regional Studies


    Africa-Wide: NiPad
    Search across 30 databases providing access to multi-disciplinary information on Africa. Indexes books, journals, newspapers, government publications, and popular magazines.
    Off-Campus Access (Restricted Access)

    Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature Database
    Index to over 110,000 articles from 521 journals that specialize in African Studies or consistently cover the African continent. Journals indexed in their entirety.


    Asia Studies Full-Text
    Index to a database of full-text reports covering 53 countries including all of Asia, Australia/New Zealand, the Americas Pacific Rim, and the Pacific Islands. Reports cover a wide range of topics including business, economics, the environment, politics, education, and women's studies.
    Off-Campus Access Restricted Access

    South Asia Resources Database
    Searchable database of over 120,000 records--books, serials, archive collections, and ephemera--about South Asia available in Australia; complemented by a database of some 150,000 items of South Asia Resources Not Held in Australia.

    Bibliography of Asian Studies. Ann Arbor, Michigan, Association for Asian Studies, 1968-
    Index to Western-language books, articles, book chapters, and conference papers on all parts of Asia arranged by geographical area and subject.
    Dana Call Number: Ref. Z3001 .B498 Dana Holdings: 1970-1988
    1956-1968 published as the September issue of the Journal of Asian Studies; available online via JSTOR.

    China's Foreign Relations
    NATO Library Thematic Bibliographies No.1/2006

    North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Programme
    NATO Library Thematic Bibliographies No.5/2009

    Taiwan and Its Relations with China
    NATO Library Thematic Bibliographies No.6/2001.

    The Americas

    Handbook of Latin American Studies
    1935- . Selective, annotated bibliography of books, book chapters, articles, and conference papers published in the field of Latin American studies. Coverage alternates between social sciences and the humanities on a biennial basis.

    Hispanic-American Periodical Index [HAPI]
    1970- . The major multidisciplinary periodical index for Latin American Studies. Indexes over 400 scholarly journals published in the U.S. and Latin America.
    Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access

    Political Database of the Americas
    Search or browse thematically arranged reference materials, primary documents, comparative studies and statistical data for countries in the Western Hemisphere. Categories include: Constitutions and Comparative Constitutional Analysis; the branches of government; Electoral Systems and Data; Political Parties; Decentralization and Local Governance; Democracy and Citizen Security; Indigenous Peoples and Democracy; and Civil Society. From the Georgetown University Center for Latin American Studies.


    ERPA: European Research Papers Archive
    Index to online working papers relating to European Integration research.

    European Integration Current Contents
    View or search tables of contents of 108 journals relevant to European Integration research - law, human rights, economics, history and political sciences. Coverage from 1998 for most journals.

    Eastern Europe

    Letopis' Zhurnal'nykh Statei Online
    Index to approximately 3 million articles published in Soviet-era periodicals from 1956 to 1975. Includes journals from the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and popular literature. Requires Cyrillic input; virtual keyboard provided. A project of the Indiana University Digital Library Program.

    Constitution of the Russian Federation

    CIA Declassified Documents: The Princeton Collection
    A collection of declassified analytic documents on the former Soviet Union, produced by the CIA's Directorate of Intelligence between 1951 and 1991. Documents were originally released for a 2001 conference held at Princeton University that focused on the role of intelligence in the Cold War.

    Ukraine Since Independence
    NATO Library Thematic Bibliographies No.8/2004.

    NATO and the Russian Federation
    NATO Library Thematic Bibliographies No.2/2005.

    Barometer Surveys
    Survey of Eastern European post-Communist countries. "Each survey uses a questionnaire with innovative indicators specially relevant in transition societies: support for democracy and undemocratic alternatives; corruption; attitudes to enlarging Europe; coping with a multiplicity of economies, monetized and non-monetized; relative affluence and destitution; and demographics: age, education, gender, urban/rural residence, etc." Only abstacts are available online. From the Centre for the Study of Public Policy (CSPP) at the University of Aberdeen.

    Middle East

    RAMBI: Index to Articles on Jewish Studies
    Index to selective articles relating to Jewish studies and Israel. From the Jewish National and University Library. 1966- .

    The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Historical Perspective
    NATO Library Thematic Bibliographies No.9/2004.

    UNISPAL: UN Information System on the Question of Palestine
    Search or browse a large collection (30,000+) of current and historical United Nations documents concerning the question of Palestine and related issues since 1946.

    Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) explores the Middle East through the region's media. Includes clips and translations of Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew media, as well as original analysis of political, ideological, intellectual, social, cultural, and religious trends in the Middle East.

    Bibliographies on the Middle East
    Collection of links.

    News Sources for the Middle East
    Part of the World-Wide Web Virtual LIbrary.

    International Governmental Organizations

    International Governmental Organizations
    Alphabetical list of IGOs with links to their primary web sites. From the Library at Northwestern University.

    The United Nations

    UNBISnet: United Nations Bibliographic Information System
    UN and other documents and publications indexed by the UN Dag Hammarskjold Library in New York and the UN Library in Geneva. Full coverage from 1979 but many older titles continue to be added. Many links to full-text documents. You can also search voting records for all resolutions adopted by the General Assembly (1983- ) and the Security Council (1946- ), and for speeches (1983- ) made in the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and the Trusteeship Council.

    Database indexing UN documents (General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Trusteeship Council, Secretariat, and the International Court of Justice) and publications back to 1946, with links to some full text documents. Also indexes articles in UN periodicals.
    Off-Campus Link Restricted Access

    Official Document System of the United Nations
    1993- Index to the full text of UN parliamentary documents (resolutions and decisions from the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Trusteeship Council, and their subsidiary bodies). Also includes documents from global conference convened by the UN. Official resolutions and decisions back to 1946 are in the "Resolutions" database, available from the "Advanced Search" screen.

    UN Wire
    Archive as well daily email briefing (free) of news about the UN and about international affairs.

    The Evolution of the United Nations Since 1995.
    NATO Library Thematic Bibliographies No.7/2003.


    Online library of publications, including 24 periodicals as well as many statistical series, from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Focuses on the OECD's thirty member countries, although information on the some 70 other countries and non-governmental organizations with whom the OECD has an active relationship if also available.
    Off-Campus Link Restricted Access


    North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)
    In addition to recent news, opinion and analysis, speeches, etc., site includes an On-line Library of topical publications, reference works, speeches and articles, and updates on current activities. Official Texts includes documents relating to the antecedents of the Alliance, juridical texts and format agreements (1949-1997), and key policy documents. The NATO Library publishes a series of excellent, partially-annotated Thematic Bibliographies.

    NATO's Strategic Choices: An Historical Overview.
    NATO Library Thematic Bibliographies No.8/2003.


    Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2010
    The basic annual U.S. statistical compilation. Earlier editions (starting with 1878) are also available online. However the PDF file format sometimes makes for cumbersome data retrieval. Print copies of the latest edition of the Statistical Abstract are available at the Dana Reference Desk.

    LexisNexis Statistical
    Index to statistics published by the U.S. government (1973- ), by international intergovernmental organizations (1983- ), by professional and trade organizations, by U.S. state government agencies, by independent research organizations, and by universities and research centers (1980- ).
    Off-Campus Link Rutgers-restricted Access

    Online library of publications, including 24 periodicals as well as many statistical series, from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Focuses on the OECD's thirty member countries, although information on the some 70 other countries and non-governmental organizations with whom the OECD has an active relationship if also available.
    Off-Campus Link Restricted Access

    Search a large collection of UN databases. Includes data on internatinal trade, national accounts, energy, industry, environment, and transport, as well as demographic and social statistics. Data can be output in comma-delimited (.csv), Excel spreadsheet (.xls), or HTML formats.
    Off-Campus Link Restricted Access


    ICPSR Data Access & Analysis
    Rutgers is a member of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, a hugh social sciences data archive hosted at the University of Michigan. Rutgers users can download ICPSR data sets and use them to generate charts, graphs, or other statistical reports.
    Off-Campus Access Note: If you're a Rutgers user connecting from off-campus you must use the off-campus link if you're plannig on downloading data.

    U.S. Demographics

    American FactFinder
    Select query elements to create maps and view data tables based on Census 2000, the 1990 Census, the American Community Survey, and the Economic Census. See definitions of the major geographic units for which census data is available.

    1980 and 1970 Census of Population are located in the Census area in the Dana Library Reference Room. Population characteristics for the nation and by state (including county, central city, and place data) are available in the General Social and Economic Characteristics volumes:

    • 1980 CENSUS OF POPULATION, General Social and Economic Characteristics, U.S. Summary (C3.223/7:980)
    • 1980 CENSUS OF POPULATION, General Social and Economic Characteristics, Pt. 32 New Jersey (C32.223/7:980/c32)
    • 1970 CENSUS OF POPULATION, General Soical and Economic Characteristics, New Jersey (C3.223/9:970/C32)

    You will need to use the Table Finding Guide in the front of each volume to locate the data that you need.

    Historical Census Browser
    Generate selected characteristics of the population down to the state and county level from 1790 to 1960.

    U.S. Census of Governments

    Census of Governments: Federal, State, and Local Governments
    Covers government organization, public employment, and government finance. Most data available back to 1992.

    Criminal Justice

    Criminal Justice: Statistics
    Part of the Rutgers Libraries Criminal Justice Research Guide.


    The World's Women, 2000: Trends and Statistics. 3rd edition. New York, United Nations, 2000.
    Data documenting progress for women worldwide in six areas: health, human rights and political decision-making, work, education and communication, population, and families.
    Dana Call Number: Ref. HQ1154 .W675 2000

    The World's Women 2005: Progress in Statistics
    "Focuses on [the] issue of national reporting of sex disaggregated statistics in such areas as demographics, health, education, work, violence against women, poverty, human rights and and analyses the current availability of data and assesses progress made in the provision of national statistics, as opposed to internationally prepared estimates, relevant to gender concerns during the past 30 years."

    GenderStats: Database of Gender Statistics
    Gender statistics and indicators by country and region. Includes indicators for themes that range from health and education to political participation and poverty. Sex-disaggregated data for some themes are limited or not available. Based on national statistics, UN databases, and World Bank-conducted or funded surveys. Maintained by the World Bank Group.

    Women in Politics

    Center for American Women and Politics
    Current and historical data on women office-holders and candidates, as well as data on the gender gap and voting patterns. The Center also makes available various reports on women candidates and elected officials.

    Women in Parliaments: World and Regional Averages
    Current summary data plus archived data back to 1997. The Inter-Parliamentary Union's PARLINE Database also allows you to search for the results of the most recent election in all countries where a national legislature exists.


    Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection
    Online maps of current and general interest. From the Univesity of Texas in Austin.

    International Affairs Resources: Maps
    Links to map resources from the WWW Virtual Library.

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